Before Europe, Britain, Ireland talk about the drain it is on a nation to take more 'migrants', they should remember the following.
If the amount of food watsed around the world were reduced by 25 per cent there would be enough to feed the planet.
Every year the world wastes 1.3bn tonnes of food. Forty five per cent of all fruit and veg and 35 per cent of all seafood is wasted.
Developed countries waste between 30 and 40 per cent of all all food. Developing countries waste between five and 16 per cent.